I just finished installing the tank in my 57 TR3. I used Randall's
suggestion and cut the hose short enough that it would slide all the way
down on the tank inlet allowing it to clear the threaded sleeve as the
tank is tipped into place from the passenger compartment. I then slid
the hose up on to the threaded sleeve and clamped it in place. There is
just enough overlap on the tank and sleeve for the width of normal worm
type hose clamps.
I have wondered how the did this at the factory, as mine had a much
longer section of hose on it when I took it apart.
Hope this helps.
> Hello List,
> Well, the good news is that I got my '58 body and chassis back from the shop
> after 15 months and it looks terrific! So, I started first to install the
> fuel system starting with the gas tank. After wrestling with the tank and
> fuel lines all the way up to the fuel pump I was feeling pretty good and
> figured putting the fuel inlet hose and cap on would be a good finish for
> the day.
> Well, I am not seeing how this short hose and threaded sleeve will go on
> under the rear deck... and I don't recall how it came off. As tight as the
> tank was to maneuver into position I can't think that it would go on before
> the tank was installed. Can someone help with the proper sequence of events
> for this? As much as I would hate to have to take the tank out again, if I
> must, I must,
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